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National Railway Museum

Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 844 815 3139
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum. Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating history in York's only National Museum. Explore our giant halls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, step on to the futuristic Japanese Bullet Train or marvel at the stunning opulence of the Royal Trains. Get on board awe-inspiring locomotives, watch our engineers at work in the Workshop, uncover hidden treasures in the Warehouse and make tracks to the outdoor area. The children can let off steam in our outdoor play area, and our miniature railway ride is perfect for the whole family. Every weekend and throughout the school holidays, the kids can enjoy a lively programme of events, including science shows, story telling, steam rides, craft activities and special events. Please note that calls to our listed phone number (0844...) cost 4.25p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
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Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 844 815 3139
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Reviewed yesterday

I love a free museum and this museum is a gem - DEFINITELY worth the visit. They have a great deal of exhibits and material culture to learn from. They cater well for both a child and adult audience which is great - very accessible....More

Thank James D
Reviewed yesterday

I only wish we had allowed longer. This is a great museum and is free. Donations are appreciated. When you think how expensive the TFL museum is in London it makes you realise a substantial donation is still good value! I really enjoyed every part...More

Thank oojjiibboo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best ever day in York!! The attention to detail is amazing. We also enjoyed the restaurants. We spent an entire day there.

Thank junkrig1952
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We adore this place! We go at least 4x a year and it never gets old! We saw the scottsman in steam out in the yard and honestly it was great! We are a family that love the railway though so maybe that's why, definitely...More

Thank Spambo S
Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed the time spent here. There is so much to see. My husband was not originally interested in going but once there thoroughly enjoyed it. Cafe had a decent selection of food and drink and was reasonably priced. Lots of parking opposite which costs...More

Thank minky1958
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A museum spread over a large area. Plenty to see for all ages. You can even wander through some of the storage of old exhibits. Or watch engineers at work restoring and conserving old trains. There are also all the usual push buttons to operate...More

Thank SilentWandering
Reviewed yesterday

All static displays, would have expected more moving displays. Bonus is that it free to get in although memorablilia was very expensive.

Thank TheGuys9
Reviewed yesterday

Really good free museum if you are interested in railways, whether it is, Steam age, Diesel age or artifacts. Also excellent snacks in the Mallard Cafe

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed yesterday

Many classic/famous steam engines in the main shed with access to view the workshop where "Sir Nigel Gresley" and a replica "Rocket" are currently undergoing major referbishments. There is also a signal training school layout which was used until quite recently for training purposes. Cafe...More

Thank Ken E
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is free to see. Parking costs (8 pounds). There are loads of trains and we had fun checking it out. we aren't terribly interested in the topic of trains, but we enjoyed the museum for about an hour. The museum is a bit...More

Thank Casandrajb
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9 July 2017|
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Response from AnnaPascal | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but the staff is very helpful, they might have a solution
9 April 2017|
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Response from JefB68 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure where Huby is but there are good links in local buses and the train station is right next to the museum.
2 April 2017|
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Response from SapperDaveCole | Reviewed this property |
I have to agree with Robert, Jorvik Centre which I understand has just been re opened after major flooding. The castle museum is excellent and the kids will love the 1970's toys. For the military history fans. Have a look in... More